isicad is proud of its fruitful contacts with CIMdata established at least in 2006 when Ken Amann, at that time - Director of Research at CIMdata, as a keynote speaker, participated in the Second International Multi-vendor isicad Forum in Novosibirsk. Since that time isicad.ru has multiply published in Russian summaries from CIMdata global reports and other materials that contributed to the PLM awareness and progress of the Russia & CIS market.
In March (USA) and April (Europe), CIMdata has held (and will in May hold in Japan) its PLM Global Vendor Forums where in particular presented its comprehensive analysis of the state, trends, and forecasts of the world PLM market. CIMdata has kindly provided isicad with the full presentations and permitted us to publish our own summary, comments, and conclusions that probably give to many readers a rather clear impression of what, according to CIMdata, PLM is today and will be tomorrow.
As far as I understand, until now CIMdata has published only a brief press-release about the Vendors Forums, therefore I hope that the isicad article "CIMdata evaluates PLM-market in 2010 and gives optimistic forecasts" prepared by Vladimir Malukh, will be useful for many readers.